Amanda Monaco, guitarist/composer, and a consistent visitor to my show, Richard Kamins stop in for a conversation centered on Amanda's Pirkei Avot Project, Vol. 1. These are fascinating musical compositions visioned by Amanda from the collection of rabbinic wisdom dating back to the 3rd century, and they will be presented this evening at Congregation Adath Israel with her band. She and Richard also bring up the book, The Jew in the Lotus by Roger Kamenetz as worthwhile reading, and in the context of our conversation. Amanda is also a member of the music collective, Queens Jazz Overground.
Jevetta Steele "Calling You (Bagdad Cafe / Soundtrack Version)" from "Calling You (Bagdad Cafe / Soundtrack Version)" (1990)
Danny Fitzgerald & the lost wandering blues and jazz band "Cake Walkin' Babies" from "Danny Fitzgerald & the lost wandering blues and jazz band" (2014) on lostwandering
Amanda Monaco "If Not Now, When?" from "The Pirkei Avot Project Vol. 1" on Genevieve
Kate & Anna McGarrigle "Matapedia" from "Matapedia" (1996) on Hannibal (USA)